“The Name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to Him and are safe. The rich think of their wealth as a strong defence; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety.”
Whether you have a lot or a little, we all have one thing in common; it is all temporary. That is not an excuse to say that we should not be good stewards of what God has given us on this earth. What it is saying, is that our possession and wealth, whether a lot or a little, should not be our security.
So often we can hide behind our ‘stuff’, become over comfortable and use our world possessions as a ‘High wall of safety’. Yet there is nothing more impenetrable or secure that being in the presence of an Almighty God.
God has so many Names. Each one has a defining characteristic and attribute. Yet the writer of Proverbs knew that in the Name of the Lord, was something that he could not find in all his wealth and splendour: safety and security.
The amazing thing, is that now we have received the fullness of the Name that is above all Names, the Name of Jesus Christ. It is at His Name that every knee will bow, demons flee, the sick are healed and the dead raised. In the Name of Jesus we are guaranteed security and safety because of the fact that He overcame of all temptation, all sin, every power of hell and even hell itself, rising triumphantly on the third day proving that even death could not hold Him down. There is only victory in Name of Jesus.
We can take even greater joy in knowing that the fortress of the Lord, is not some physical building, or man made pinnacle. The Lord lives in us. That means we can access His presence all the time. Rejoice today, knowing that the Name above all Names, live in us.